Ford EcoSport announced its arrival in Europe, as it went on display at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, and so did its rivals, Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008.
Ford EcoSport is not expected to do well against these two cars in Europe. Firstly, Ford did not design the EcoSport keeping the buyers in Europe in mind. The EcoSport was designed for emerging markets like India and Brazil. IHS Automotive, expects EcoSport sales in Europe to stand at 36,000 units, whereas that pf Peugeot 2008 at 100,000 units and Renault Captur at 93,000 units for the year 2015.
All three, EcoSport, Captur, and 2008 are very similar in dimensions and engine configurations. EcoSport will be offered in 1.5L choice of petrol and diesel engines that will generate 110PS and 90 PS respectively. Another option is the state of the art 1.0L 3 cylinder petrol EcoBoost engine offering 125PS.
The new Renault Captur sub compact crossover is based on the Clio B Platform which is also seen on the Nissan Juke. A notable fact of the new Captur is its enhanced ground clearance at 200 mm. It has an overall attractiveness due to its compact nature of a hatchback, comforts of a sedan and performance of an SUV all rolled into one mighty package. The vehicle itself measures 4.12 m in length, 1.77 m in width and stands 1.57 m in height. Engine offerings include a 1.2 liter turbocharged TCe petrol engine in two choices of 89 hp or 118 hp while buyers can also opt for the turbo diesel 90PS engine which is optionally equipped with EDC.
Peugeot 2008 sits on a more enhanced version of the 208 hatchback with extended dimensions. Being offered in a choices of petrol and diesel engines, this crossover will also be launched in some Asian markets including China and, South America. Dimensions of 2008 stand at 4.16m long, 1.74m wide. Engine offerings include 1.2L petrol that is tuned in 82PS, 110PS, and 130PS options. A 1.6L petrol 120PS, a 1.4L diesel 68PS, 1.6L 92PS and 115PS options.